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Parental Kidnapping and Child Custody in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2018 | Child Custody |


A child custody or allocation of parental responsibilities order from the Jefferson County Court outlines all the terms and conditions of how co-parent will work after divorce. So, what happens when one parents chooses not to follow the order? Trust is very important when you are leaving your kids with their other parent. If that parent does something against the parental plan, like taking your child out of the state or country without permission, you should contact a Wheat Ridge child custody attorney immediately.

Removing a Child from the State without Permission: What Can Be Done in Jefferson County?

If you find yourself in a situation where a co-parent has taken (or even threatened to take) your child from the state, there are things that can be done. If your ex has threatened to remove your children from the state, your Jefferson County family law attorney can file a motion to prevent abduction and keep the case in Jefferson County, not allowing the other parent to file in another state. This can involve modifying the child custody order to keep the kids safe. If your child is taken to another state against a court order or even just wrongfully retained (not returned to other parent as planned), criminal charges may be filed. Getting the police involved can result in Violation of a Child Custody Order or Kidnapping charges, depending on the situation.

Children in Danger? Legally Removing Your Kids from the Other Parent

There may be a time when you consider taking your child to another state or keeping your children from their other parent in order to protect them. Safety is obviously a number one priority and if you feel your child is in an abusive, neglectful, or otherwise dangerous situation, you should contact a child custody attorney IMMEDIATELY before making any decisions. You need to know what you can legally do to protect your children, while also protecting yourself. You don’t want to lose custody or face criminal charges for protecting your kids – that won’t benefit anyone.

If you are worried your children may be taken, or are facing an emergency situation and need to protect your kids, contact the best family law attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm at 720-259-9528 for a initial phone consultation.

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